NJAHCSW is now NASW-NJ Health Care Shared Interest Group

February 11, 2019

Hello fellow social workers in New Jersey:

Hoping this finds you all well in this winter of 2019. On behalf of the Board, it has been an honor to get to know many of you over the years. I am writing this last post to share the future of the group as we close the organization. 

Following is the mission of NJAHCSW as well as the announcement in the February 8, 2019 issue of NASW-NJ newSWire where our first meeting of the Health Care Shared Interest Group is mentioned. I hope that you will enjoy the programs and initiatives and that you will want to be a part of the shared interest group to help plan and bring innovative thoughts to social workers in health care in New Jersey. 

The contact at NASW-NJ is Jennifer Thompson, the executive director of the office. Her email is jthompson.naswnj@socialworkers.org or phone number (732)296-8070 x 111. 

My email is melannshap@aol.com or my cell number is (732)735-7793. 

Looking forward to the future, 


Board of Trustees:
Melanie Shapiro, RN, LCSW, ACSW, President
Barbara F. Andrews, LCSW, LNHA, Treasurer
Victoria Brown, LCSW, Education Co-Chair
Bonnie Hoegl, MSW, LCSW, Education Co-Chair
Eileen F. Cusack, LCSW, ACSW, CPHQ
Victoria Hasser, MSW,LCSW, Past President
Linda Kwiatek, LCSW, Prior Executive Director/Past Education Chair 

NJAHCSW Mission:

The New Jersey Association of Health Care Social Workers (NJAHCSW) is a 501(c)(3), not for profit, statewide organization dedicated to the professional development of social workers who practice in the field of health care across the continuum. This is achieved through the provision of quality education, mentoring, consultation and networking opportunities. 

From NASW-NJ 2/9/19 newSWire:

NASW-NJ Health Care Shared Interest Group Relaunches

First Meeting Will be Held on March 19

After years of operating as an independent entity, our sister organization, the NJ Association for Health Care Social Workers (NJAHCSW), has decided to close its doors. Rest assured, though, this is not the end of their efforts. We're happy to share that the members of NJAHCSW will be reconvening as the NASW-NJ Health Care Shared Interest Group (SIG). 

The new NASW-NJ Health Care SIG will hold its first meeting on March 19, from 6:00 - 7:30pm at the NASW-NJ Chapter Office. If you're a social worker in the health care field or are interested in health care related issues, consider joining the inaugural meeting, network with other health care social work professionals, and learn about the SIG's future plans. Attendance is free and new members are welcome!!!

REGISTER FOR 3/19/19 Health care sig meeting